Professional SOLAR THERMAL SOFTWARES
POLYSUN solar thermal
Polysun is a software dedicated to professionals for solar thermal design and sizing.
It includes a large components database. Customized component(collector, tank, pumps...) can also be created.
The designer version allows to create sophisticated solar thermal systems.
Price (2014) : 1949 USD
Polysun thermal solar software
TRNSYS is a flexible graphically based software environment used
to simulate the behaviour of transient systems. TRNSYS is made-up
of two parts.
The first is an engine (called the kernel) that reads and processes the
input file, iteratively solves the system,
determines convergence, and plots system variables. The kernel
also provides utilities that (among other things) determine
properties, invert matrices, perform linear regressions, and interpolate
external data files.
The second part of TRNSYS is an extensive library of components, each of
which models the performance
of one part of the system. The standard library includes
approximately150 models ranging from pumps to multizone buildings, wind
electrolyzers, weather data processors to economics routines, and
basicHVAC equipment to cutting edge emerging technologies. Models are
constructed in such a way that users can modify existing components
or write their own, extending the capabilities of the environment.
Price TRNSIS 17 (2014) : 4500 €
TRNSYS Solar simulation software
T*SOL T*SOL Pro
T SOL is a simulation program
that allows you to accurately calculate the yield of a solar thermal
system dynamically over the annual cycle.
With T*SOL Pro you can optimally design solar thermal systems,
dimension collector arrays and storage tanks, and calculate the
economic efficiency. All relevant systems and company systems
Components: combination tanks, buffer tanks, domestic hot water supply,
heating support, swimming pools, process heating, air collectors One or
two collector arrays.
Climate data for 8,000 locations
worldwide and your own climate data Photo Plan: dimensioning and
photorealistic presentation of the potential solar thermal system on
the roof Projects with multiple system variants Solar fractions for
heating and domestic hot water shown separately User groups: sollar
installers, designers and heating engineers
T*SOL Pro offers you around 200 preconfigured systems and extensive
automatic design assistance. And you can of course also enter all the
technical parameters individually.
Price T*sol*pro (2017) : from 895 €
T*SOL pro website
Solar thermal energy software Transol is a tool for design, calculation and optimization of solar
thermal systems. Transol does dynamic simulation easy (TRNSYS engine) through a user-friendly interface. This tool comes from an ambitious
project developed by Aiguasol and the French research center CSTB and started in 2004.
Available in french, english, spanish, italian and german.
Price TRANSOL 3 (2017) : 610€
Simulation software for solar hot water solar systems (only in german)
F-chart is a solar system analysis and design program written by S.A. Klein and W.A. Beckman, the originators of the F-Chart method.
It includes meteo database and database of various collector types (flat-plates, evacuated types...) and various system types :
- Water Storage Heating
- Domestic Water Heating
- Indoor and Outdoor Pool Heating
See also : List of free solar thermal softwares